Gallery: Olympic hero Sally Gunnell helps out with Dunmow's tumbling tots

PUBLISHED: 13:48 12 February 2010 | UPDATED: 07:32 30 May 2010

Tumble Tots

Tumble Tots

ONE of the stars of British athletics sprinted into Great Dunmow this week to show her support for healthy living amongst the younger generation. Olympic gold-medallist Sally Gunnell made a guest appearance at the Tumble Tots exercise and playgroup based

ONE of the stars of British athletics sprinted into Great Dunmow this week to show her support for healthy living amongst the younger generation.

Olympic gold-medallist Sally Gunnell made a guest appearance at the Tumble Tots exercise and playgroup based at Foakes Hall on Monday morning and lent a helping hand during the toddler's frantic and fun gym class.

Speaking to The Broadcast, she revealed that she has great affection for the classes and thinks they provide the perfect platform for sports stars of the future.

"I have three young children of my own," she said. "They are aged 11, nine and five and they all went to Tumble Tots groups. As a mother I think it provides them with a very healthy grounding in fitness and fun - leading them into the early stages of learning about sport and how to enjoy taking part.

"Some of the problems in British sport are linked to the fact that children don't seem to enjoy sport or PE in schools anymore - I think the experiences at groups like Tumble Tots can help to battle against that."

Tumble Tots classes are organised for age groups ranging from 6months to seven-years-old and take place every Monday morning from 9.30am.

For more details on joining the Tumble Tots contact group leader Lynn Martin on 01371 853059 or visit www.tumbletots.com.

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